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to work together to make sure other families will not suffer a similar situation. >> republican senator ted cruz narrowly won the republican leadership conference's straw poll. dr. ben carson, an outspoken critic of obamacare was second. >> take a look as a fan launched a paper airplane finally coming to a stop when it hit the peru defender and england went on to beat peru, 3-0. >> a captured american soldier is coming home. normally a cause for celebration and for sergeant bowe bergdahl's family, that's still very much the case. >> you are free, freedom is yours. i will see you soon, my beloved son, i love you, bowe.
>> how can anyone not want that? what if bringing that soldier home also meant putting a price on the heads of other u.s. servicemen and women defending our country? it's exactly the charge some on the hill are now leveling against president obama. >> the number one way that al qaeda raises money is by ransom, kidnapping and ran sm, we have not set a price. >> the u.s. agreed to release five prisoners from guantanamo bay, all senior taliban commanders imprisoned following the september 11th attacks. men that senator john mccain called the hardest of the hard core. >> i think the big issue here is what's going to happen to these five individuals. if they reenter the fight, then it is going to put american lives at risk. >> so did the president do the right thing by bringing sergeant bergdahl home or did he put our
other troops at risk? joining me from capitol hill is kelly o'donnell. thank you for joining us. >> good to be with you. >> there are plans for hearings about this on the hill. take a listen, for instance, to congressman buck mckee an earlier today. >> this is not a partisan issue, it's a matter of the law and breaking the law and not informing the congress according to the law. >> so what's the latest on this legal argument, that this may have been unconstitutional because of the failure to notify congress? >> reporter: one of the things that makes this so complicated, you have the emotion and patriotism that springs up in just about everyone with the good news of knowing that an american long held is freed. what complicates it is the issue that this was explicitly written into law in the national defense authorization act which funds the defense department, that the white house would have to alert congress 30 days in advance for any plan to release prisoners
from guantanamo bay. there's a big back story to that as well. there has been a lot of tension between republicans and the white house over the future of guantanamo bay. the president has said since the earliest moments of his presidency he wanted to see it closed. the practical things related to that have been difficult because where do the prisoners go. and because there are many republicans who believe that facility has a place in the national security apparatus, they want that notification. it did not happen in this case. the white house says there were urgent circumstances in saving the life of an american and there was a third party involved with the government of qatar working through the taliban contact. this is one of those times where i hear lots of lawmakers say and occasionally in both parties but predominantly republicans say the white house needs to rep that congress is a co-equal branch of government. if something is written into the law, they want the law
respected. obviously the white house had concerned about operational security, about secrecy, all of those factors that make this complicated. and when you put in the balance, the emotion of a american soldier returned, it makes it harder to have these conversations. when this moment passes of the initial phase of knowing that an american was released, those hearings will be part of that nuts and bolts conversation about was this the appropriate thing to do? was the law clearly violated? what should happen next? >> you don't see this as just rattling? >> reporter: it's the normal function of congress to have oversight on executive branch. their job is about more than passing laws and at times not passing laws which we cover a lot. buck mckeon, a long time advocate forearmed forces and he is a venerable figure on capitol hill. if he says he's going to have hearings, i expect he'll follow through on that.
the question will be, this was written into the law, what are the legal arguments the white house should make and what will happen next? >> thank you so much. even though we claim not to negotiate for prisoners as a country it does happen all the time. and when it goes public like this, it's rarely remembered fondly. for instance, jimmy kartder unfroze iranian assets in 1980 in one attempt to free hostages. a few years later ronald reagan was embroild in the iran-contra affair. how is president obama's willingness to negotiate in this case going to play with the public? josh rogan and jonathan alter. and he certainly some enemies on this issues. the whole fear is that negotiating with terrorists sends the wrong signal to other terrorists and sets a dangerous precedent.
my question is why did the white house elect to make this so public and go in the rose garden and announce this? >> well, first of all, the notion that somehow this is an unusual thing is at odds with history, not the history you just mentioned involving president carter but the history of the way the israelis are were very tough on terrorism on more than 25 occasions, they've had prisoner exchanges over the last few decades, often were only a couple of israeli prisoners are exchanged for dozens or even hundreds of palestinian terrorists. and -- >> and french have also been known to negotiate -- >> this idea that this is somehow an unusual thing or you don't do this is wrong. secondly, the war in afghanistan is coming to an end. at the end of active hostilities, there are usually
prisoner exchanges. so in that sense this is very much in line with what happens when hostilities end, he is specially since the health of sergeant bergdahl was at issue. this will come up on capitol hill. people saying he shouldn't have been released will have to answer as to how they might have reacted should he died in taliban captivity. >> we're awaiting word as to just what his health was like during the final days the decision was made. >> that's right. >> josh, you argued in one piece that this could be a test case for freeing other prisoners from guantanamo bay. why do you think that? >> well, first of all, i would agree with jonathan, this is a special case. it doesn't necessarily incentivize the taliban to capture more americans, because they are already incentivized to do that. that doesn't make sense. >> we have heard from taliban leadership that this is
something they consider a victory, that this is something they want to see more of. >> it's not untypical for the taliban to claim victories every time something happens. we shouldn't take them at face value. >> that's true. >> others are not being made deals for. we make a special deal with our soldiers who risk their lives for us and so that's why this case was so important to the administration. on your broader point, this does come in the context of a greater fight between the administration and congress over what are the rules for releasing prisoners from guantanamo bay. and last year congress gave up the oversight authority in a large part because they knew the negotiations were going on and now they are having buyers remorse and trying to put restrictions back on the administration to make it harder to release more prisoners from guantanamo bay. they won't be able to do this over the next few months because everything in congress is style mied until after the election. president obama has a window to fulfill his promise and close the prison by the end of the year or get as close as he can.
he's now proving he can release as many prisoners as he wants, without congressional notification. and remains to be seen whether he'll do that but this is where the fight is going. >> we'll see how much if anything congress can do because clearly they will try to fight this tooth and nail or at least make the white house's life death in the course of the review of this. jonathan, how much does the reaction to this publicly depend on who sergeant bergdahl is? all of this information that he was disaleutianed and may have deserted? >> sometimes the optics can be misleading xg the sergeant's father has a long beard. he grew the beard out of solidarity with his son and didn't want to shave until there was progress in this. so often the back story can be a little bit complicated and some
of it will depend on when and if the sergeant himself is ready to come before the cameras, there's some indications that he lost some language skills, five years is a long time to not have anybody to speak english to, to be held in essentially in solitary confine. . our p.o.w.s in vietnam at least part of the time, they had other p.o.w.s to talk to. he's been by himself for five years. that's a long time. >> it's going to make this a complicated situation for the public to react to because he's both an extremely sympathetic figure for all of reasons you talked about and complications in his background. i want to have both of you listen. jay carney is addressing this right now in the white house briefing room. >> do not leave our men and women in uniform behind during an armed conflict. and five years is a very long time to be a prisoner. we are enormously gratified that
bowe bergdahl is safely in u.s. hands and getting the health care he needs and has begun the process of reintegrating that will take some time, no doubt, given the duration of his captivity. but it is a welcome development to be sure when our single prisoner in the afghanistan conflict has been successfully recovered. >> but what was the -- was there any pushback? was there acknowledgement on the part of the members of congress when you guys mentioned these particular five detainees, was there -- did members of congress agree with this kind of swap? did they say, no, bad idea? can you tell me anything of what that kind of discussion was
about. >> i don't have a read outof conversations that date back some time. what it reflects is that this should not have come as a surprise to members of congress that this was possible because we had been working to secure sergeant bergdahl's release for a long time. and prisoner exchanges in armed conflicts are hardly a new development. including in our history in the united states, whether it's the japanese or the north koreans, or others, we have engaged in prisoner exchanges in the past. we don't, the united states, does not leave our men and women in uniform behind. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey said in a statement, quote, it is our ethos that we never leave a fallen comrade. today we have bank in our ranks the only remaining captured soldiers from conflicts in iraq
and afghanistan. welcome home sergeant bowe bergdahl. that's the senior most member of our military speaking. >> and as you know, there have been -- >> that was jay carney in the white house briefing room, answering tough questions about the release of sergeant bowe bergdahl, saying we're grateful to have him back in u.s. hands but answering those questions about how much congress knew and when and what the comfort level was this seeming prisoner swap. josh, this question of the legality of this prisoner swap, what kind of notice did congress in fact require? you saw him saying this shouldn't have come as a surprise to congress but not that they technically notified congress. >> right, key leaders of the senate intelligence committees were consulted in depth in 2011 and 2012 when they did actually negotiate directly with the taliban both in munich and in doha. this time around, it came as a complete surprise.
people knew they were working on it. but what -- the anger wasn't that they didn't make the 30-day notification but didn't tell them until after it broke in the news. they feel insulted they have had to learn about it through the media. as for the legality, they technically broke the law but there are no consequences. they know they can get away with it. there's nothing that's going to happen there except outrage. in the end there's nothing congress can do about reversing this deal. these guys are gone. all they can do is increase restrictions so it doesn't happen again. on the point of bowe bergdahl being a deserter, these are accusations haven't been proved. charles jenkins tortured horrendously and when he was released, he was court-martialed and given a suspended sentence and allowed to live in freedom. there is a way to add jude indicate his actions and have sympathy for him at the same time but that will require the administration to engage in the discussion about what were the
circumstances surrounding his capture. >> look, despite precedence on both sides, congress -- you say they can't do anything, but make a statement about this and stamp their feet. there are elements on the hill that won't be happy, latest evidence of that lindsay graham chimed in saying he wants to see senate arms services committee hearing looking into whether this is in fact legal. jonathan, last word to you on this. is this more about the fear of unilateral action on the part of this president? or is this about actually fearing the release of these five detain ees from guantanamo? >> i think it's some of both. the branches of government are always squabbling over their prerogatives. it sounds like -- i need to do more reporting on this -- that the white house made a mistake in not giving key members of the hill at least a few hours' notice that this had taken place. >> the legislation says 30 days'
notice. might not have saved them legally. >> it would have been impossible, that's why that law is so stupid in the way it's written. if you're trying to get people released, it's not done on some 30-dayti timetable. but having said that, when it was clear that this was going to take place, they needed to give some advance notice. it would have been smart politics to give them a head's up that this announcement was about -- >> blunt this outrage ahead of time. >> we'll be watching this closely as it plays out. thanks for keeping an eye on this for us. >> just ahead, think the conversation about uc santa barbara and horrific shootings are over? the father of one victim in that attack thinks otherwise and has a lot to say that you need to hear on the subject. stay with us.
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what would you say to the father of the man who killed your son? two grieving fathers rip ard mart neds and peter rodger met yesterday for the first time. rodger's son elliot went on a murderous rampage before taking his on life. martinez' son was among the six killed that day. the country's latest mass shooting has sparked a range of conversation from feminism to mental illness and now he's leading the charge to turn the conversation to gun control. 32 americans are murdered with guns every single day and 130 are treated with a gun injury daily at the emergency room. he feels his son didn't have to be the latest part of that
statistic. >> why did chris die? chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians and nra. they talk about gun rights and what about chris' right to live? when will this insanity stop? when will enough people say stop this madness, we don't have to live like this? too many have died. we should say to ourselves, not one more. >> based on that plea, the group ever town for gun safety launched a new campaign having americans send postcard to their elected officials saying not one more. joining me now, richard martinez, in the first live tv interview since he met with peter rodger yesterday. thank you for sharing your story. first of all, what can you tell us about that meeting? >> nothing other than what i
have already released. we agreed mutually that will be our statement at this time. and he would give you the same answer. >> this morning's front page of the "new york times" has an article about the shooter's mental issues saying as long as anyone close to them can remember, the parents faced concerns about the boy's mental health, a shadow that hung over this los angeles family nearly every day of elliot's life but he was still able to obtain a gun. you don't think that's right, do you? >> i don't. but i have to tell you that i've been an attorney almost 30 years now and actually represented parents in cws cases where, say, there's four kids in the family, parents are perfectly good parents. you have three kids that are perfectly fine kids and then one child has a mental illness and is really beyond the ability of
any parent no matter how capable or well meaning, to control. and i have actually probably had five or six cases over the course of my career where i've seen that. so i can appreciate probably in a different way what the rodgers experienced. >> do you feel without going into details you feel were private between the two of you, do you feel that the father of this individual, who is alleged to have done this to your son, wants to be part of this conversation on gun issues as you do? >> well, i just -- we issued the statement that we gave yesterday. in it we've said that we have agreed. we have a plan and agreed to work together. i'm not going to go beyond that. i think people should pay attention. if i can do this, and reach out to the father of the boy who killed my son, why can't the democrats and republicans in
congress -- if we can work together, why can't they work together to get this done? i'm going to -- we have some legislation that's been introduced by congress person mike thompson, hr 4783 that i'm going to be talking about in the near future. and i'm going to support that. i'm not speaking on behalf of mr. rodger at this point. we're still in the process of that. but there are things that i'm seeing that are now pop being up in congress that i can support. >> mr. martinez, mike thompson has been championing this new legislation. this is what he had to say about it most recently. >> we also in this bill expand the number of people who are not able or shouldn't have firearms, people that i believe that we all agree shouldn't, stalkers, domestic violence folks, and as
you pointed out, the involuntary outpatient folks with serious mental illnesses. >> is that enough? >> well, ronan, you've got to understand, i have -- i have only been -- i've been as kplasant as everyone else, most of the people on this issue. i turned a deaf ear when the sandy hook people -- until it affected me, i didn't step up either. i'm not saying -- i don't -- you know, but you have to remember that i've only been living with the situation for about ten days now. so i don't even pretend to be an expert on this. but from what i've learned -- i have been trying to educate myself rapidly. it's not a simple situation. there's no one solution here. it's a con stelation as i see it right now, three factors, mental health issues, gun violence and
violence against women. and those things are recurring in all too frequently in this pattern of violence that we've seen come to accept in our country is inevitable. i have to tell you, ronan, it's no inevitable. how do i know this? because it doesn't happen in s australia and doesn't happen in canada and the uk, one of the reasons why, i've done interviews with china, australia, great britain. i've done radio and canada, france. the reason why the rest of the world is looking at us, they can't believe that we live this way. they look at these things that happen and say, that doesn't happen in our country. how is it that the american people tend to tolerate the situation and, you know, accept it as an inevitable circumstance? it's just beyond -- now that i'm
in it and i'm looking at it, i'm thinking, why -- >> why? >> wasn't the situation fixed earlier. i don't accept that there aren't solutions. i don't know what they are but i've been reading a biography of walter izaacson and when steve jobs was approached with a problem, we can't -- he said i want something done. they would come back and say we can't do that, steve, in this time frame. he didn't accept that. he didn't accept it, that problems couldn't be solved. he told them get back in there and fix it. i refuse to believe this is a can do country, we're americans and supposed to be able to solve problems. i accept to refuse to accept to believe this situation has to continue. i believe the nra people are just as -- they are parents too. at some point, i realize that i'm one person and going to be -- all of the organizations
that have gone before are contacting me now because i'm out front on this right now. i don't pretend to know the answers, i'm going to -- i talked to gabby gifford's husband, can't remember his name right now. really impressed with him and really liked him and i'm sure we're going to work together. >> their call, mike kelly and gabby giffords, is there is a personal component to it obviously, a wrenching personal story and that's the case with you too. i do think your testimony has really struck people in a very deep seat way. what would you like the nation to know about christopher? you gave us new video of your son and i think just for people to know him and the human cost of this is maybe a helpful starting point for the conversation. >> he was such a nice kid. i mean, everybody who came in contact with him, he was so evenly tempered. didn't get mad at anyone.
he was funny, he was kind. he was gentle. but, at the same time, he was very athletic and competitive. this kid was competitive academically, and in sports. i have a video of him playing basketball and that i've given to you folks, and it shows him just shooting hoops and i was thinking back about why that was. and he wanted me to video him to look at his form. the purpose of the video was not some sentimental reason, but to look at his form and improve and get better. and that's the kind of kid he was. he worked hard. he wasn't always the best athlete out on the field but there was nobody that was more determined and nobody more ferocious, he was a warrior and played heroically.
i have people -- if you talk to kids that played with him over the years, they will tell you that that kid just did things -- just stories that you'll hear about stuff he did that just were out of the ordinary. and you know, then he gets off the playing field or whatever and you know, five seconds later, he's just laughing and -- but on field, he would hammer people. he was a battler. >> we all just watched that video and i think people around the country have some sense, a little sliver of a sense of who christopher was. and i think that everyone has connected as i said in a very deep way -- >> let me say one thing. >>. he was very graceful. if you think if you see from the video, he's very -- completely confident in his physical, you know -- >> richard mart niz, i'm so sorry for your loss and i think that goes for all viewers
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of carbon, today the president bypassed congress to take what some are calling the biggest step ever taken by a president on the environment. the president and his environmental protection agency are now unveiling a new proposal requiring power plants to cut carbon emissions and it's no small goal by 2030 they have to emit 30% less than they did in 2005. the stakes? only the end of human civilization as we know it. that's what many signists say will happen if we allow the world to warm more than 2 degrees celsius this century. the new proposal won't be enough to stop that, not even close. but maybe just maybe, it can spur a bigger shift towards greener energy sources. maybe it can inspire other countries like emissions juggernauts china and india follow suit. here's the problem. it might not even survive to achieve that. mitch mcconnell is already vowing to introduce a bill to fight this new proposal and
house speaker john boehner just released this statement. the president's plan is nuts. there's really no other way to describe it. they are already paying more for everything and they are condemning them to higher bills and lower incomes long after he leaves office. is the president's plan worth it? chris van hollen joins me right now. vice chairman of the renewable energy efficiency caucus. thank you for being here. >> great to be with you. >> one number being bantied about a lot, on wednesday the u.s. chamber of commerce issued a report saying this measure would cost an annual drop of $51 billion in economic output. and 224,000 fewer jobs every single year through all of the years this is intended to roll out until 2030. that's getting a lot of play and republicans are trotting out that number. you're the top democrat on the house budget committee. what's the reality of the cost
of this? >> well, ronan, those figures are just dead wrong. interestingly, the chamber of commerce put out that report before they had even seen the rules that were just issued today, number one. number two, the epa immediately put out a report that discredited the chamber of commerce reports. the reality is we need to address climate change and in a smart way. it gives lots of flexibility to address carbon pollution. and it will unleash more inno vacation and jobs in the clean energy sector. if you look at 2013, we had 23,000 new jobs created in the solar energy area alone. that was ten times the job growth than the underlying job growth in the economy. just in that sector. so this has the potential for huge innovation and job growth.
it is a histor totoric day in t fight against climate change. if speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell don't like the president's proposal, they should put their on plan on the table but they've been awol when it comes to any solution to the challenge. >> isn't the real aty that any measure that stands any chance of reversing climate change will come with some at least short term economic downsides? >> in certain areas, you're going to have a transition. so for example, in those areas that you use intense coal production, you're going to have to see a phase down. they have to transition to other fuels or use coal much more efficiently. the benefit of the approach the president has laid out here is he provides flexibility to states. so if they don't want to switch from coal to natural gas, they've got to make the coal operations much more efficient or they've got to make sure that in that state, people use energy
more efficiently. so it's not a one size fits all approach. and states are given lots of flexibility in meeting those targets. >> and you're contesting those numbers -- >> but we can't ignore this problem. if we continue to allow for increased climate change, you're going to have bad health effects and secondly continue to have more and more extreme weather events that are costing our local communities. we need to address this issue in the smartest way and again, if republicans and congress have a better way, they should say something about it. right now they've just had their heads firmly planted in the sand. >> congressman, with this being a draft and likelihood of lawsuits and challenges on the hill, do you think this proposal will survive? >> i do think it will survive. the supreme court has found that the president epa has the authority to regulate carbon pollution emissions under the clean air act and i think the
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deane. this seems to be part of the argument for his immediate release, that the white house is using, do we know that that is the case at this point? >> reporter: well, right now we have really two sets of information, that that came out of senior white house officials over the weekend saying his life was deteriorating and that's one of the reasons why the president had to act quickly and jux at a pose that with what they are saying, it doesn't sound so grave. they say he's in stable condition and hospitalization is required but the focus or attention is on dietary or nutritional need. there seems to be some question comparing the two different accounts we're getting from officials. once the health condition is stabilized they intend to reinteg rate him into society as quickly as possible. >> the controversy is swirling
around sergeant bergdahl back home. there are new questions emerging about his background and allegiances and circumstances that led to his capture. one soldier who served with him wrote, the truth is bergdahl was a deserter and soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down. who is sergeant bergdahl and what's ahead for him? my next guest has a book titled, a rope and a prayer. david, an investigative reporter are reuters. always happy to have you here. this issue you have a personal tie to. this individual was in captivity for five years. what kind of recovery is ahead for him? >> it's hard for me to say. i was with the taliban for seven months, that's one tenth of the time that bowe bergdahl was with
them. i think he's thrilled there's a report of him writing sf, and starts weeping. he'll have issues and struggle and i think he'll live a full and rich life. he had tremendous will to have survived this long. >> and does this accusation that he may have been a deserter change the calculus at all? >> no one knows why he left that base. he may have been a deserter. if he was a deserter and made a mistake, he paid a terrible price for that in the last five years and i guarantee you he regrets it tremendously. he abducted me and i will regret that the rest of my life. let's hear his explanation of how this happened. >> a taliban leader has called the negotiations a victory over america, that's the exact quote. is negotiating with the taliban
a necessary evil or did the president make a mistake in doing this? >> we are leaving afghanistan, we have decided as a country overwhelmingly public opinion it wants us out. if we're ending this war there should be a prisoner exchange. that's the situation. and yes these are dangerous taliban fighters and they are going to be a threat to afghanistan but as a country we're leaving afghanistan. the criticism to me raises the broader question, if we sink the taliban or terrorists, why are we leaving afghanistan? it's a difficult decision. we'll see -- >> we are leaving the country potentially in their hands, which is troubling. but at the same time, there's this additional concern in this case about the precedent it sets for other potential american hostages. what kind of precedent do you think it does set? does this put a price on people's heads? >> it could but there's a bigger problem. different countries have different approaches. israel exchanges 1,000 soldier
for one prisoner. years ago countries openly paid ransom. the u.s. government will not pay ransom. we need a unified approach. there are american civilians still in cappivety and warren winestein held in the same bergdahl was held and jim foley and austen tis. it's a nice mare for familightm families. >> does a prisoner swap like this have the same effect that paying ransom would? >> i spoke with one of the families and they were elated for the bergdahls but said what does this mean for our relative? and again, the u.s. government needs toe pay more attention to these cases and think about kidnapping. it's becoming a successful tactic for militants. >> there's a lot troubling here
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yes! that is a fantastic goal. it's his first one in an american shirt! >> usa. get excited everybody. the 2014 world cup starts next week in brazil. a month of soccer or as the rest of the world calls it what americans call soccer. team usa just completed a friendly match against turkey yesterday and won 2-1. they are up against a lot. america is going to compete in group g with germany, portugal and ghana. the so-called group of death. that is assuming anyone gets to the field. a new round revealed that three
of the 12 stadiums are not yet ready. senior executives say there is now a race against the clock. here is what a race against the clock looks like in brazil. >> can team usa make its way through the mess to that trophy? will americans ever figure out what soccer is. jimmy conrad who played for team usa is here with me now. he is currently a host on the youtube channel kick tv. he will be visiting us a lot. can team usa make it? what are the prospects? >> we have a very tough group. the first game is against ghana. we need all three points against ghana to have a chance -- >> it is a strong team correct? >> they are the team that owns us because they kbnocked us out of the last cups. we hope to get a win against
ghana. germany is a tough test. once we get out of our group. >> we have to take down christiano. one of the big controversies is that landon donovan didn't make the team. he is the highest scoring american player in world cup history. why is that? >> want to say it is due to his ability. like former men's national team coach said if there are 23 players better than donovan on the team then we should win the world cup. i think it is something personal. he did take a sabbatical. >> he may have annoyed people. >> and annoyed the wrong people, the people that are in charge. >> so without that one big name in the mix why do americans turn? how can we sell people on soccer? >> if you look at the numbers versus the super bowl i think people watch that world wide. we could have close to a billion
people watching the world cup final. >> what about this means for brazil? >> they like having to party. if something isn't right they will enjoy it. >> that was definitely a party. >> and they are going to be scantily clad. >> depending on the players. so tell us what other teams should americans be watchful for? what are the big ones to look at? >> the obvious one is brazil. argentina has leo messy. germany is very good and spain has won the last three major competitions. they won the world cup in 2010. no european team has won a world cup on south american soil before. >> do you think that could change this time? >> i hope so if only to break up that thing. i hope it is the united states. i'm a realist. if we can get to the quarter finals i will be happy. >> usa. there is a scarf here. >> thank you. you are going to be back over the course of the week.
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behind. we'll talk about what is next for bowe bergdahl and discuss the many unanswered questions. plus -- >> this is about protecting our health. and it is about protecting our homes. >> the white house rolls out sweeping changes to limit power plant emissions. it is going to be a bitter pill for some democrats up for election in energy producing states. isn't the earth worth the risk. just say no to the war on drugs. we are speaking to the film maker behind the effort to reform american drug laws. we start with the prisoner exchange that led to the release of bowe bergdahl and the fury on the right. moments ago white house press secretary jay carney defended saying prisoner exchanges are not new and that the administration needed to act when it did. >> the state of his health, the fa